American Economic Journals Discussion Forum
In order to encourage and facilitate the exchange of ideas, the American Economic Journals offer an online discussion forum for all published articles.
Here you can discuss, ask questions, or generally debate anything related to the published material. To ease navigation and to give focus to the discourse, there is a separate discussion forum for each article. AEA members and authors of articles published in the American Economic Journals can post comments and links to materials such as powerpoint presentations, working papers, and datasets.
To make a comment or post a link, go to the articles page for the paper on which you want to make a comment and select "Post a Comment on This Article" under the heading AEJ Discussion Forum.
To read comments on an article, go to the articles page for that paper and select "View Comments on This Article," also under the heading AEJ Discussion Forum. The most recent comment will appear first.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).
The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).
Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College,
indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity
influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news
brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic
Journal: Applied Economics.
Fareed Zakaria (in the Washington Post) joins the ongoing discussion about declining mobility in the U.S. and the “Top 1 Percent” found in a series of essays from the Journal of Economic Perspectives summer symposium. Read them all here!
With a new study other researchers are calling "the most detailed portrait yet of income mobility in the United States," Raj Chetty, a recent AEA John Bates Clark Medal winner, continues to gain attention for his works. See coverage in the New York Times and Boston Globe.
Gregory Mankiw's (Harvard University) article about income inequality from the summer issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives is already generating a lot of media buzz including this coverage by PBS NEWSHOUR.
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